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Criciuma will do battle with away team Botafogo-SP at Estádio Heriberto Hülse in this Serie B fixture on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Criciuma v Botafogo-SP can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Criciuma will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie B drawn result against Guarani.
In that match, Criciuma managed 30% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Guarani got 17 shots at goal with 5 on target.
A recurring theme in more recent Criciuma games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their previous 6 clashes before this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have been a losing one. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will be maintained in this next match.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Chapecoense in Serie B action, Botafogo-SP will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Botafogo-SP managed 39% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Chapecoense got 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. Marcinho (46') was the scorer for Chapecoense.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Marcelo Chamusca's Botafogo-SP have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 6 times - giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Serie B match day 18 on 17/07/2023 when the final score was Botafogo-SP 1-0 Criciuma.
In that match, Botafogo-SP had 42% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Osman Júnior (75').
On the other side, Criciuma had 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Team News: Criciuma
The Criciuma boss Claudio Tencati doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this game with a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Botafogo-SP
With a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Botafogo-SP manager Marcelo Chamusca doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
Unfortunately for them, Botafogo-SP will be right up against it in order to get a single goal against a Criciuma lineup who should assert themselves and completely dominate.
We’re therefore predicting an extremely comfortable 4-0 belting which could even be higher for Criciuma at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Heriberto Hülse (19,300)
Captain: Rodrigo Fagundes de Freitas
Chairman: Vilmar Guedes
Manager: Claudio Tencati
Competitions: Serie B position 3